In 2019, Breaking Wave Theatre Company (BWTC) premiered Unspoken; A Mental Health Anthology - a collection of local works and an original musical that explored the topics of mental health and suicide prevention on Guam. The production made waves through the community for its use of creative and original content to bring to light the important issues of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. After the success of the production and the growing mental health crisis that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt that it was important to continue the work that our 2019 production started. With this in mind, BWTC produced Unspoken; Volume II, Live from Home, a virtual production that continued the conversation through the use of original works from creatives on Guam and beyond.
After the events of 2020, we know that now, more than over, the work and the conversations must continue. The increased social isolation along with the myriad of challenges we have all faced have led to a continued rise in suicide rates and substance abuse issues. One of the first steps in the battle to destigmatize these issues is by bringing awareness and talking about it, and we hope to do just that by producing Unspoken; Volume III, Reaching Across this September 2021.
BWTC is now looking for works for our production of Unspoken; Volume III - Reaching Across. The show will take place in September and aims to feature original works that explore mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. You can submit any type of presentable art from short plays to poems to dances and more. Submissions are due June 5 and can be submitted here.
We are Here for You
Our work focuses on exploring some serious issues relating to mental health, substance abuse, suicide, and more. We understand that the feelings brought up through this exploration may not always end after the curtain closes. If you are looking for support and healing surrounding your experiences, the following resources are available and accessible for you:
Isa and I Pinangon provide free mental health services to UOG students, staff, faculty, and members of their families, as well as to adults, children, and families from the local community who are not able to access services elsewhere.
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Thank You to Our Supporters and Sponsors
This project is supported in part through a grant from Guam Behavioral Health And Wellness Center- Grant #: 1B08T1083128-01/6B08T1083128-01M002, Title: 2020 Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant
Supported through the Qualifying Certificate Community Contributor Grant